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Lowering the noise

2380 Views 22 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  Cujet
I am shooting my 10/22 into a target mounted on a steel trap designed for .22 ammo. Besides the shot itself, the trap makes an infernall sound when hit with a bullet.

How would I go about minimising the noise? Would it help if I glue some kind of material outside the steel trap to absorb sound and vibrations? Any other ways to reduce sound?

Would 10/22 cycle properly with subsonic ammo? If not, what is the quietest ammo I could use?

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I would glue ruber floor mat material to the backside. The type of floormat material they make for the floor infront of work benches that is more of a cushion than floor material. it is supposed to reduce fatigue from standing long periods of time - it is about an inch thick. I bet it would make a huge difference.

Where can these traps be bought ? Anyone have plans on building one ? I would love to do some indoor shooting at my shop (big polebarn)

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